Bandsaw Blade Sharpening

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Forum topic by Nomad62 posted 06-25-2010 01:01 AM 2828 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-25-2010 01:01 AM

Hi all My partner and I have a wager going on this one; when servicing a bandsaw blade, do you sharpen the teeth first, or do you “set” them first? Or does it matter? Any info greatly appreciated.

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#1 posted 06-25-2010 02:05 AM

Set first and then sharpen.

Here is an interesting link that will describe the process:

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#2 posted 06-25-2010 03:52 AM

So the question looms, who won the bet?

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#3 posted 06-25-2010 08:22 AM

Set first, then sharpen, IMHO. You don’t want to sharpen the teeth until they’re in their final “position”.

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#4 posted 06-25-2010 02:54 PM

Bandsaw sharpening & setting? 4tpi on a 105” blade is 420 teeth. If you took 30 seconds per tooth thats 210 minutes or 2.5 hours for a $35 item. Thats setting & sharpening in 30 seconds. Somebody has a lot more time than I do…lol

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#5 posted 06-25-2010 04:27 PM

Guess I could have mentioned it’s a blade for a bandsaw mill, 22’ long and a tooth every 7/8”. Sharpening blades is a necessity for this, maybe not so much for a shop sized bandsaw. No winner (lol) yet, I’ll be getting back to this later hope for more answers. Socal, any good advice on a good machine or system to save up for?

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